LANSING - The City of Lansing is about to lose its city attorney. Brigham Smith, the city attorney for the past 7 years, is expected to become the new city attorney for Middletown, Connecticut. Smith has been nominated by Middletown's mayor, but the move will not become official until it is approved by the Middletown Common Council. That meeting takes place on November 5th. If approved, Smith plans to start this new position in January.
Smith says he is making the move to be closer to family in Connecticut.
"Brigham has served my administration, the City Council and the citizens of Lansing with great distinction over the past seven years," said Mayor Bernero in a written statement to News 10. "We are fortunate to have had Brig as our top lawyer and it will be a tall order indeed to replace him. His family comes first, though, as it does for all of us, so I wish him nothing but the best in his new position."
The mayor office has not named anyone as a replacement yet. They say they expect the process to be completed before Smith leaves in January.